School Leadership

Dr. Maggie Sullivan is the first President of the new Rosati-Kain Academy. An educator for over twenty-five years in public and independent schools, her career spans three states where she has held numerous leadership roles including: assistant principal, head of professional development, department chair, writing center director, and state championship coach. She is a teacher at heart who has been an adjunct professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis as well as a high school humanities teacher. She had a volleyball scholarship to the University of Florida where she majored in history, then earned a certificate in secondary social studies education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She holds a Master of Arts in American Culture Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University. An alumna of an all-girls high school herself, Dr. Sullivan is passionate about educating young women in a spiritual environment that values academic innovation and multiculturalism. She credits the Sisters of St. Joseph for instilling in her a deep desire to love and serve the dear neighbor without distinction. The mother of three kids (and a husky), she loves to travel, read non-fiction, ski, practice yoga, and watch college volleyball.
Dr. Masa Massenburg-Johnson '87 is the first African American Principal at Rosati-Kain Academy, and the only African American Principal of an all-girls high school in St. Louis currently. Dr. Massenburg-Johnson is an experienced school administrator who has served as a teacher, literacy specialist, assistant principal, and principal in both urban and suburban schools including the Kirkwood School District and St. Louis Public Schools.
With over 20 years of experience in education, she comes to us most recently from LaSalle Middle School where she was the assistant principal. Dr. Massenburg-Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from DePaul University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. Those who know her describe her as professional and compassionate.
The search committee was most impressed with her passion for Courageous Conversations while exuding a deep faith in God.Dr. M-J, as she is affectionately called, says...."Returning to my beloved alma mater is an incredible full circle moment in my life. What an honor and privilege it is to be blessed with the opportunity to serve the Rosati-Kain Academy school community!"